Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: The Netherlands
Trek 7.3 FX vs. Merida Speeder T1 and T2
I started saving up for a hybrid bike and am willing to spend 600-700 Euro's. I should have the money by the end of july, but I'm already looking what bike to get. First of all; I want to buy from a physical bike shop instead of online, so I get my bike all perfectly set up, and good service overall. I have looked at different manufacturers, but I think it's going to be either Trek or Merida, because both have offical dealers just a few km's from my home.
I haven't visited these stores yet, but I'd like to know more about the "hierarchy" of these bikes.
Trek 7.3 FX (600 Euro's) 7.3 FX - Trek Bicycle
Merida Speeder T1 (550 Euro's) Fitness & Lifestyle - Fitness - Speeder T1 - Merida Bikes International
Merida Speeder T2 (650 Euro's) Fitness & Lifestyle - Fitness - Speeder T2 - Merida Bikes International
Offcourse I understand the T2 is better than the T1, but where does the 7.3 FX stand here? Is it comparable to either the T1 or T2? Or is it in-between, just like the price? I did read somewhere that Merida has a better value for money ratio, but is this true?
Thnanks in advance for any replies.